Health & Lifestyle
Chinese Scientist Apologises For "Leak" Of Baby Gene-Editing Result
Hong Kong, Nov 28: The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies said Wednesday the trial had been paused, following an international outcry over the highly controversial procedure.
He Jiankui defended his work in front of a packed Hong Kong biomedical conference, saying he had successfully altered the DNA of twin girls born to...
About 34 million children worldwide suffer from hearing loss: Brett Lee
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 26: Cochlear’s Global Hearing Ambassador and International Cricket legend Brett Lee said 34 million children worldwide suffer from profound hearing loss.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), four in every 1,000 babies born in India suffer from severe to profound hearing disability, Lee said.
Lee was in Kerala to amplify conversations about Universal Newborn Hearing...
Indians lose over four years of their lives to air pollution, says study
Nov 26: According to the new Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), developed by researchers at University of Chicago in the US, particulate air pollution cuts global average life expectancy by 1.8 years per person.
People in India would live an average 4.3 years longer if the country met the global guidelines for particulate pollution, according to a study which...
People of age groups 46-60, 61 to 85 years have most cases of uncontrolled blood sugar: Report
New Delhi, Nov 16: People of age groups 46 to 60 and 61 to 85 years have the most cases of uncontrolled blood sugar (HbA1c ≥6.5 per cent), says a data analytics report.
Across the age groups except 16-30 years, there was a downward trend for uncontrolled HbA1c, signifying growing awareness about blood sugar control, and perhaps treatment, the...
Tamarind seed protein has potential to cure Chikungunya: IIT-R study
New Delhi, Nov 14: Two professors at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee claimed to have discovered a protein in tamarind seeds that has anti-viral properties and can potentially be used to develop medication for chikungunya.
The research group at IIT Roorkee has filed a patent for an antiviral composition containing this tamarind antiviral protein and is now developing...
Weightlifting good for heart: Study
Washington D.C, Nov 14: You might want to add weightlifting to your daily workout session because according to the latest study, Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 per cent.
DC Lee, lead researchers of the study said, “People may think they need...
Study links insufficient sleep, unhealthy lifestyle in kids
Washington D.C, Nov 13: Parents, take note! Insufficient sleep in children is linked to poor diet, obesity and more screen time, according to a study.
The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Results show that insufficient sleep duration was associated with unhealthy dietary habits such as skipping breakfast (adjusted odds ratio 1.30), fast-food consumption...
World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 - Think Twice Seek Advice
Kolkata, Nov 11: World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 12-18) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
The misuse of antibiotic is putting us all at risk.
Since their discovery, antibiotics have served...
Regulate eating, sleeping time to boost metabolism
Washington D.C, Nov 9: Did you know! Your eating and sleeping pattern regulates the amount of calories you burn.
Researchers found that when at rest, people burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than in the early morning hours.
The findings have been published in the journal Current Biology.
They reinforce the...
Ayurveda departments to be opened in new 19 AIIMS: Naik
New Delhi, Nov 5: Ayurveda departments will be opened in all the new 19 AIIMS and approval has been received from the Home Ministry to set up such departments in seven hospitals of the Border Security Force (BSF) and other paramilitary forces, Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik announced on Monday.
He said work is already on...